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  • ?Through the long corridor of distance?by Valérie Baisnée

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 50.00

    Examined in this study are twentieth- and twenty-first century autobiographies and memoirs by major New Zealand women writers. Brought together for the first time in a single study, texts by Sylvia Ashton?Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas are analysed with the aid of spatial concepts that... more...

  • L?Humain et l?Animal dans la France médiévale (XIIe-XVe s.)by Irène Fabry-Tehranchi; Anna Russakoff

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 63.00

    Ce recueil explore les relations mouvantes entre hommes et animaux, aussi bien réels que fantastiques, dans la France médiévale, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire. Les auteurs examinent la façon dont le rapport humain-animal a été imaginé, défini et remodelé dans la pensée, la culture et la production artistique du Moyen Age. La distinction entre... more...

  • Bilder machen Geschichteby Uwe Fleckner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    Kunstwerke haben immer wieder die Aufgabe übernommen, Ereignisse der Weltgeschichte bildnerisch zu reflektieren und ins Bewusstsein der Mit- und Nachwelt zu heben. Durch ihre visuelle Leistungsfähigkeit arbeiten sie aus dem faktischen Ereignis ein übergeordnetes Verständnis für historische Vorgänge heraus und werden dadurch ? neben der eigentlichen... more...

  • Heroeby Rhonda Byrne

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    De Rhonda Byrne, creadora de la película y el libro El Secreto , obras que han logrado éxitos de ventas internacionales, nos llega Héroe (edición en español de Hero ), su último proyecto capaz de cambiar el mundo y el más importante hasta la fecha. Imagina que existiera un mapa que te mostrara cómo llegar de donde estás ahora a la vida más brillante,... more...

  • The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophyby Thomas Gould

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    Affecting audiences with depictions of suffering and injustice is a key function of tragedy, and yet it has long been viewed by philosophers as a dubious enterprise. In this book Thomas Gould uses both historical and theoretical approaches to explore tragedy and its power to gratify readers and audiences. He takes as his starting point Plato's moral... more...

  • Hedayat's "Blind Owl" as a Western Novelby Michael Beard

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    The Iranian writer Sadeq Hedayat is the most influential figure in twentieth-century Persian fiction--and the object of a kind of cult after his suicide in 1951. His masterpiece The Blind Owl is the most important novel of modern Iran. Its abrupt, tortured opening sentence, "There are sores which slowly erode the mind in solitude like a kind of... more...

  • Joyce's Uncertainty Principleby Phillip F. Herring

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.50

    Phillip Herring distinguishes the solvable problems from the truly insolvable mysteries in Joyce studies. His unusual and often witty book contains enough background material to appeal to a beginning reader of Joyce, yet it will be of the utmost importance to the specialist. He argues that Joyce formulated an uncertainty principle as early as the... more...

  • Stevens and the Interpersonalby Mark Halliday

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    With Wallace Stevens emerging as a father figure for American poetry of the late twentieth century, Mark Halliday argues that it is time for this "poet of ideas" to undergo an ethical critique. In this bold, accessible reconsideration of Stevens' work, he insists on the importance of interpersonal relations in any account of human life in the modern... more...

  • The Skeptic Dispositionby Eugene Goodheart

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Eugene Goodheart examines the skeptic disposition that has informed advanced literary discourse over the past generation, arguing that the targets of deconstructive suspicion are fundamental humanistic values. "[This book] is a fair-minded, generous critique of the deconstructionist theories of Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, and their followers. These... more...